If you suffer from facial breakouts or have too much facial hair, you know how embarrassing it can be. Unfortunately, many people think about undergoing laser hair removal or microdermabrasion to solve these problems. While treatments like these do have their benefits, other new methods are being explored. Thanks to a popular new treatment known as dermaplaning, more and more people are finding an effective way to improve their skin. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Dermaplaning and How Is It Done?

What is dermaplaning? Simply put, this is a highly successful physical exfoliation treatment that is used for removing dead skin and fine vellus hair, commonly known as “peach fuzz”. This is done by using a sterile, 10-inch surgical scalpel. Instead of piercing the skin, the scalpel is positioned at a 45-degree angle to the skin. By lightly stroking a person’s skin, using feathering strokes, the scalpel gently exfoliates the skin’s surface.

Advantages of Dermaplaning

This treatment offers several important benefits. For example, dermaplaning:

• Removes fine facial hairs that typically collect oil and dirt
• Allows for better skin penetration of products—Consider how dermaplaning triggers the process of cell regeneration.
• Tightens loose skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines
• Improves skin so that it looks healthier, brighter, smoother and more glowing
• Minimizes acne scars
• Helps in exfoliating skin that has broken capillaries
• Allows makeup to be applied smoother
• Encourages melanin, which gives skin pigment, to be distributed evenly
• Works on all types of skins
• Is exceptionally safe
• Takes less than 30 minutes and doesn’t involve downtime.
• Does not require anesthesia
• Gives immediate results (about three to five days are needed to produce maximum benefits).

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?

People with rough, dry skin make ideal candidates because this treatment is very effective in smoothing skin tone or minimizing superficial acne scarring. Older people with mature skin can benefit as they are susceptible to dead cells accumulating as a result of cellular turnover slowing down because of aging.

Furthermore, it’s also safe for pregnant and/or lactating women who aren’t able to undergo chemical peels because chemicals can get into the bloodstream and then be transmitted to a fetus or child.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to call the specialists at Rao Dermatology in Manhattan, NY.

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